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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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On 19 June 1981, [[Cibola County, New Mexico|Cibola county NM]] created from the westernmost four-fifths.<br>  
On 19 June 1981, Valencia county lost the westernmost four-fifths to the creation of&nbsp;[[Cibola County, New Mexico|<font color="#0000ff">Cibola county</font>]].<ref>N.M. Laws 1981, 35th reg. sess., ch. 24/pp. 76-80</ref> <br>
==== Record Loss  ====
==== Record Loss  ====

Revision as of 22:02, 18 August 2012

United States > New Mexico > Valencia County

County Courthouse


Parent County

1852--Valencia County was created on 9 January 1852 as one of the original counties.  County seat: Los Lunas [1]

Boundary Changes

On 19 June 1981, Valencia county lost the westernmost four-fifths to the creation of Cibola county.[2]

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




For tips on accessing Valencia County, New Mexico Genealogy census records online, see: New Mexico Census.


LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Bluewater



Land Records are located at the County Clerks Office of Valencia County NM

Most of the land in New Mexico was originally obtained from the US federal government by a patent. These General Land Office Records are searchable online and most have free images of patents to download. The minimum information needed for a search is the state where the land is located and the name of the person receiving the patent. Surveys and Land Status Records can also be searched here.

Local Histories




Valencia county NM Newspapers found at Library of Congress



Vital Records

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

New Mexico, County Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. N.M. Laws 1981, 35th reg. sess., ch. 24/pp. 76-80
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